Within the last 10 years, 8 Danish films have sold more than 600,000 tickets – including the latest addition to the list, Christoffer Boe and Zentropa's Department Q adaptation 'The Purity of Vengeance'.
Bearing in mind that the film so far has had a run of only four weeks in the theatres, the crime thriller will most likely reach the level of the best-selling title in the franchise, 'The Absent One' from 2014 directed by Mikkel Nørgaard, which landed at 754,000.
Third best opening of the decade
With 59% of all cinemagoers choosing 'The Purity of Vengeance' during the film’s opening week, corresponding to 218,000 tickets sold, the fourth film about cold case detectives Carl Mørck and Assad enjoyed the third biggest opening in a decade – only the comedy 'Klown' (2010) and the previous Department Q film, 'A Conspiracy of Faith', have done better.
Of the 10 Danish films with the best opening weeks in the last decade, 7 were produced by Zentropa. The four films in the Department Q series now have combined Danish admissions of 2.8 million.
'The Purity of Vengeance', the last Department Q film from Zentropa, world-premiered at Filmfest Hamburg immediately before the domestic release on 4 October.
Market share as of November
Danish films have now recorded 2.7 million admissions for the year, adding up to a current market share at 26% with two months left of 2018. For comparison, the national market share at the same time last year was at 22%. The total national market share for 2017 landed at 21%.
'The Purity of Vengeance' is directed by Christoffer Boe and written by Bo Hr. Hansen, Nikolaj Arcel and Mikkel Nørgaard. Producer is Louise Vesth for Zentropa.